Model Court: live teleconferencing debat

Zaterdag 15 februari 2014, 14-17 uur
Moderator: Natasja van den Berg
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Voertaal: Engels
Onderdeel van See You in The Hague

Model Court  is een langlopend onderzoek van kunstenaars Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Oliver Rees en architect Lorenzo Pezzani naar de rechtszaal als producent van waarheid. De presentatie bestaat uit de film RESOLUTION 978 HD (gemaakt in opdracht van Gasworks, London) en een live teleconferencing debat over het recente proces van François Bazaramba. Meer over de film en de presentatie bij Stroom: >> klik hier

Het live tele-conferencing debat wordt gehouden met rechtsbeoefenaren, technici, journalisten en anderen in verschillende landen waarbij de universele rechtspraak, vaak voorgesteld als een 'juridsch utopia', ter discussie staat. Want wat betekent het om in pixels gerepresenteerd te worden tijdens de rechtszaak, is er een minimum resolutie voor een adequate representatie? Wat betekent de vertraging van het geluid voor het vermogen te spreken, en gehoord te worden?

Deelnemers aan het teleconferencing debat zijn:

In het buitenland:
- Mr. John Bosco Siboyintore
, National Prosecutor and Head of Genocide Fugitives Tracking Unit Rwanda, from Kigali, Rwanda
- Thomas Elfgren
, Chief Inspector of the investigation of François Bazaramba, from Finland
- Tara O'Leary
, Universal Jurisdiction Project Coordinator Redress (Redress helps torture survivors to obtain justice and reparation), from London
- Murtaza Jaffer
, Special Assistant to the Prosecutor International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, from Arusha, Tanzania
- Mr. Zoran Pajic, Chair Institute for War & Peace Reporting, from London

In Den Haag:

- Stephanie A. Barbour
, Head of Office | Amnesty International Centre for International Justice
- Dr. Jin Ho Verdonschot
, Justice sector advisor HiiL
- Model Court artists Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Lorenzo Pezzani
and Oliver Rees
- John van der Heijden
, Polycom teleconferencing

Met dank aan:
Dit programma-onderdeel van See You in The Hague komt tot stand in samenwerking met de afdeling Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London, GB; Polycom Nederland; IMOTIONS; en Hiil, innovating justice.


John Bosco Siboyintore
John Bosco Siboyintore is the National Prosecutor and Head of Genocide Fugitives Tracking Unit Rwanda. He has prosecuted many genocide cases in Rwanda and has worked with foreign Prosecution Organs of the United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, USA, France, Belgium, New Zealand, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and others. (Q&A with John Bosco Siboyintore)

Thomas Elfgren

Thomas Elfgren is the Detective Chief Superintendent at the National Bureau of Investigation in the Serious Crime Division in Finland. He was the Chief investigator of the Bazaramba case and was requested by the Ministry of Justice to support the courts with the logistics required in Africa. He spent approximately three years in Rwanda as the officer in charge of the investigation and his responsibilities included representing the Finnish courts in all the co-operation with the Rwandan judicial authorities, setting up the courtrooms, the video-link connection, and the logistics concerning witnesses. He has also worked with the United Nations War Crimes and was awarded a Special Medal by the United Nations Secretary General on 10 January 2003.

Tara O'Leary
Tara O'Leary is the Universal Jurisdiction Project Coordinator of Redress. She coordinates Redress's work on universal jurisdiction, which includes a two-year project focused on improving access to justice and the rights, support, participation and protection of victims of international crimes within the European Union. Prior to joining Redress, she was Assistant Legal Adviser to the Campaign for International Justice at Amnesty International, where she contributed to Amnesty's No Safe Haven project on universal jurisdiction, among other initiatives. She has previously worked as a legal adviser and researcher with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Kosovo and in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on issues including national-level war crimes prosecutions, sexual and gender-based violence, and a range of initiatives related to the rule of law and economic and social rights. She has also worked with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, and Front Line, the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. She holds an LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics, and an LLB in Law and European Studies from the University of Limerick.

Murtaza Jaffer
Murtaza Jaffer is the Special Assistant to the Prosecutor of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Previously he worked with the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, MICT) and prior to that was the Policy Coordinator for the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICTR.  He was also a judge of the Industrial Court Bench of the High Court and was the first CEO of the National Council of NGOs of Kenya. Murtaza has extensive experience in human rights work and in the development of the institutional capacity of the non-profit sector in several countries in Africa such as Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Zoran Pajic
Zoran Pajic is a Professor of international law, formerly at Sarajevo University and recently head of the Legal Reform Unit in the Office of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina under Lord Ashdown. Currently a visiting professor in the department of war studies at King's College, London, and a member of IWPR's board of trustees (Institute for War and Peace Reporting).

Stephanie Barbour
Stephanie A. Barbour is a human rights lawyer at Amnesty International, where she promotes access to justice, truth and reparation for victims in domestic and hybrid justice mechanisms around the world and before the International Criminal Court. Prior to taking up the post of Head of Office of the AI Centre for International Justice in The Hague in July 2013, she worked as the Coordinator of the Campaign for International Justice from (2011-2012). Barbour has served as a legal adviser for TRIAL in Nepal (2013) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo (2008-2011). She has worked on a host of transitional justice issues in post-conflict countries, including war crimes prosecutions, rule of law reform, amnesties, justice outreach, witness protection and support and justice system capacity building. Following her graduation from NYU School of Law in 2007, where was a Transitional Justice Scholar and received the International Human Rights Prize, she worked in Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, supported by a fellowship from the Center for Human Rights & Global Justice. Barbour's legal studies at NYU Law and Trinity College Dublin focused on public international law, international human rights law, international criminal law and transitional justice. She lectures, publishes, and consults on a range of international criminal law and human rights topics.

Dr. Jin Ho Verdonschot
Dr. Jin Ho Verdonschot works as Justice Technology Designer at HiiL Innovating Justice. He helps courts and other justice sector organisations to update and innovate their procedures and justice processes. Jin Ho initiated, designed and implemented justice applications in The Netherlands, Canada, Kenya, Uganda, Mali, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, The Philippines, and Indonesia. Recently, he initiated a project where three multidisciplinary teams of creative professionals designed the courts of the future. This was part of a broader study that resulted in a trend report on the future of courts. For additional information:


Lawrence Abu Hamdan

In 2012 London based artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan had two solo shows featuring new commissioned work The Freedom Of Speech Itself at The Showroom, London and The Whole Truth at CASCO, Utrecht. His ongoing project Aural Contract has been recently exhibited at Arnolfini, Bristol (2013) and The Taipei Biennial (2012). Other works include Marches for Artangel London (2008) and his collaboration as part of the group Model Court presented at Gasworks, London (2013). His hybridized practice means that he has written for Cabinet Magazine and the 10th Sharjah Biennial and is part of the group running the arts space Batroun Projects in north Lebanon. Abu Hamdan is a part of the research team Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths College where he is also a Phd candidate and lecturer.

Oliver Rees
Oliver Rees is an artist based in London. His work engages with different theatrical material, historical and conceptual processes that he relates to the practice of drawing. Recent solo shows and as part of the group Model Court include Gasworks, London (2013) Theaterhaus Jena, Jena (2012) The Hole, London; Bonheur Theatre Rotterdam; Chisenhale Gallery, London (all 2011). ).  He is also currently completing a practice based PhD work at Middlesex University titled Drawing as Tragedy: The Comparative Architecture of Joseph Gandy.

Lorenzo Pezzani
Lorenzo Pezzani is an architect and researcher based in London. His work deals with the spatial politics and visual cultures of migration, human rights and media. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture (Goldsmiths) and a teaching fellow in the MArch Urban Studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL). His practice-based research projects, moving across diverse disciplines and media, have been presented in exhibitions and talks at, among others, the 4th International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam; Tate Modern, Chisenhale Gallery and Gasworks in London; Henie Onstad Art Centre in Oslo; and HEAD in Geneva.

Sidsel Meineche Hansen
Sidsel Meineche Hansen is a London based artist who examines the production of nervousness across disciplines as a form of institutional critique. Her practice involves an ongoing series of seminars, her work has recently been presented at: The Nordic Model, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmø (2013); Greens, Modern Institute, Glasgow (2013); And Yet There They Still Are, with Cally Spooner, LUX, London (2012). Exhibitions of her collaborative work as part of the group Model Court include: Gasworks, London (2013); CCA, Glasgow (2009). Hansen is part of Mayday Rooms, London and she will be a guest professor at the Funen Art Academy, Odense this autumn.

Model Court teleconference bij Stroom Den Haag, 15 februari 2014
foto: Stroom Den Haag
Model Court teleconference bij Stroom Den Haag, 15 februari 2014
foto: Stroom Den Haag
Model Court teleconference bij Stroom Den Haag, 15 februari 2014
foto: Stroom Den Haag
Model Court teleconference bij Stroom Den Haag, 15 februari 2014
foto: Stroom Den Haag
Model Court teleconference bij Stroom Den Haag, 15 februari 2014
foto: Stroom Den Haag
Model Court teleconference bij Stroom Den Haag, 15 februari 2014
foto: Stroom Den Haag
Diagram of the courtroom in Finland
foto: © Juha Lode (Forensic Policeman, The Finish Police)
See You in The Hague
foto: graphic design: Autobahn
The Courtroom in Finland
The Courtroom in Tanzania
Chief Judge Lars Karlsson holding a commemorative statue of the Bazaramba trial, 2007–2011
foto: Courtesy Thomas Elfgren